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  1. Sterilizing with Cidex OPA
    So I was a surgery nurse for 3 years and have recently went to work for a surgeon in their office, OB-Gyn. When I worked at the hospital we only used a type of cidex to sterilize a few certain...
    Jun 13, '10
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  2. da vinci robot poll
    Does anyone know of any devices specifically made for positioning for robots or any case where you want to keep the pt from slipping off the head of the bed? We currently put eggcrates aroudn the...
    Sep 18, '08
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  3. Call/Post Call Situation - Need Your Advice!
    I had a situation arise at work where I had been on call Sunday and worked 11 hours. This is a day of call I signed up extra for, as we have lots of holes in our call schedule. I was already...
    Jun 17, '08
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  4. Pay for carring the beeper
    Region - East Texas non profit # of OR's - 6, cysto and minor procedure $$ for being on call only - 2 specialty get extra?? - no
    Apr 14, '08
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  5. skin prep
    Sorry to hear that but it is really sad. I've only been in the OR for a year and a half now, and we use chloraprep and alcohol very frequently, but we haven't had any fires related to that. The...
    Apr 14, '08
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  6. I need advice from OR nurses
    I graduated Dec 06 and had already accepted a position in the OR as a new grad and I took my boards before starting work. In about 4-6 months, I was already taking call on my own basically (there...
    Apr 14, '08
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  7. Cost of RNFA programs (NIFA)
    Thanks!
    Apr 14, '08
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  8. Cost of RNFA programs (NIFA)
    Thanks for the information again. I guess you'll have to point it out to me clearly where it says that in Tx you need to be a CRNFA to practice. I see where it says you are requred to be CNOR...
    Apr 14, '08
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  9. Cost of RNFA programs (NIFA)
    Maybe I missed it, but I didnt see where it said you had to be CRNFA. Maybe I'm taking this the wrong way, but I feel like I'm being talked out of trying to become one, rather than being encouraged...
    Apr 14, '08
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  10. Cost of RNFA programs (NIFA)
    Thanks for the input. I want to do it for me. If the hospital I'm at won't use me as a RNFA after I become one, then that's fine. I'll find somewhere that will use me. I plan on becoming an RNFA...
    Apr 13, '08
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  11. Cost of RNFA programs (NIFA)
    thanks, though i am a bsn, you are not required to have a bsn or higher unless you are planning on being a cerfitifed rnfa. those with adn's can still become rnfa's without trouble. i also...
    Apr 13, '08
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  12. Cost of RNFA programs (NIFA)
    Next year I'll be ready to join a program. Through the research, I think that NIFA will be the best route for me, as there are no schools close to Texas. I have read in their testimonials that...
    Apr 12, '08
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  13. Turnover time between cases
    We dont have a set turnover time like many are mentioning, but I think one thing the surgeons forget is everything we do have to do after they leave. They put in the last suture, tear off their gown...
    Feb 10, '08
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  14. Getting paid by the case
    but then how do u figure in the pay scale for everyone? Do you say each person has their own certain rate and then you have a set multiplier for how much a particular case is worth? And what about...
    Feb 8, '08
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  15. will i be ok
    can you decode those two words for me? Im guessing pot is a cast maybe? but I have no idea what chuff means I'm simply curious
    Feb 7, '08
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  16. Getting paid by the case
    Apparently there is some hospital in cape cod that is doing this and it is supposedly working well. I simply cant understand how it would work and be fair to staff. I have a feeling if this...
    Feb 7, '08
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  17. Getting paid by the case
    Does anyone work or have work or have heard about how this works where staff is paid by the case instead of number of hours worked? This was mentioned in a meeting this morning and it sounds like a...
    Feb 7, '08
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  18. What would you do ?
    I have never really felt that it was my job to make sure the surgeon and CRNA are doing their jobs. There's so much going on int a room that a lot of times you have no idea if they are comlpetely...
    Jan 25, '08
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  19. What would you do ?
    As circulator I dont think I've been asked to do so. Our teams have 2 scrubs and a nurse, and if one of the scrubs isn't being used, then they will go and set up the next case. That's not to say...
    Jan 24, '08
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  20. Turnover time between cases
    The way we do eyes, we can do turnover in 3 minutes when everything runs smoothly. Thats the one thing I love about eyes....turning it into a competition to see how fast we can get said amount of...
    Jan 24, '08
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  21. How many hours can you work ?
    Being on call, I too have run in to the situation several times of working 20+ hours in one day. It's exhausting. The time we were still there when the next day's shift came in, the next day was...
    Jan 24, '08
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  22. OR Nursing - what are your hours?
    At my hospital, work hours start at 0630 and go until whenever. We have a call team, a stuck team, and then the rest of the people are let out in order according to the number of hours worked the...
    Jan 24, '08
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  23. Surgeons "go ahead" problem ?
    It all depends on the dr and/or specialty. Half of our ortho docs want to see the pt before we go back. One will cancel at the slightest hint of a pink spot so we dont even open until the area has...
    Sep 27, '07
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  24. Difficulty cathing a male pt
    thanks for all the responses. i know it had nothing to do with any prostate problems, as the catheter wasnt even able to enter the meatus, much less get near the prostate. I've just never seen an...
    Jul 21, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Difficulty cathing a male pt
    i havent seen many pedi caths, but i highly doubt anything was going to fit. it appeared as if there was no opening
    Jul 20, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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